I was updating a workshop presentation and like sharing the statistics about Internet growth. One statistic I would always share was that in 1996, the Web was doubling in size every 45 days or a new web page every four minutes. At that time, most of us believed this meant new web pages. However, now we are in the Web 2.0 world and I suppose every new blog post could be considered a “new” web page. So, I can understand how the definition of “Internet growth” has changed. This caused me to find out about the growth of blogs. Technorati reported on April 5, 2007:
“Technorati is now tracking over 70 million weblogs…about 120,000 new weblogs being created worldwide each day. That’s about 1.4 blogs created every second of every day. “
Just look at the graph here…that’s a lot of writing!
I wonder how many of these blogs are from librarians? Only place I know to check this is at the blogging libraries wiki.